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Today's News

  • N.M. health clinics fret over funding delays

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Operators of community health centers in New Mexico watched warily on Wednesday as congressional committees in Washington wrestled with proposals to extend crucial funding for clinics that are a mainstay of rural health care in the state.

    Federal funding expired at the end of September for federally qualified health centers, along with a popular health insurance program for children from low-income families.

  • You, too, can become a ‘Getaway’ parent

    Back in February 2015, Mark and I took a tour of Montezuma Castle led by UWC-USA students from Israel, Palestine, Romania and The Netherlands.

    That afternoon re-awakened my passion for communicating with people from different countries and cultures. That’s what UWC-USA is all about.

    As you know, my children were born and educated in multi-cultural Switzerland. When Thomas’s 4th grade teacher suggested an international lunch, classmates brought specialities from Pakistan, Spain, Israel, The Netherlands, Australia, Sweden and Switzerland.

  • Unknowingly controlled by strangers

    Just a Thought ... By Rick Kraft

    We are controlled by strangers whom we will never meet and we don’t even recognize it.

    I am on vacation and I get up in complete darkness in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. As I walk across the room trying to remember where the door is, my left wrist lights up and my watch tells me it is 2:51 am and states “You did it! You have earned an hour towards your standing goal.”

  • Bradner Reservoir work is moving forward

    From the City

    Work on Bradner Reservoir is proceeding from design to the construction phase.

    There are two parts to the construction project at Bradner Reservoir. First is the rehabilitation of the auxiliary embankment, main embankment and the spillway and second is the installation of the outlet tower.

  • Failing schools: the elephant in the room

     Another Perspective

    I want to talk about the “elephant” in the room; and that is the quality of our schools. WalletHub is the most credible national norm referenced statistic center for education (New Mexico is ranked 50th of 51 states).

    The New Mexico State Department of Education has begun grading school districts and East and West Las Vegas both earned a D-plus. The top five public school districts in New Mexico are Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Grady, Fort Sumner, and Cimarron.

  • Editorial: How many guns do we need?

    Every time a derranged person — usually a male — notches some type of new low in terms of casualties in a mass shooting, it’s tempting to look at economics, weapons laws and mental health coverage for gaps and loopholes.

    It’s time to start looking at the sheer volume of weapons we are putting into circulaiton.

  • Soccer: Beasties push No. 1 Prep

    Unbeaten in nine matches and ranked No. 1 in Class 1A-4A girls’ soccer, Santa Fe Prep was the clear favorite at Robertson on Thursday.

    Still, the Blue Griffins had about as much trouble shaking Robertson off their trail as they did kicking the mud of RHS Field off their cleats. The Blue Griffins never were able to pull away in an eventual 3-1 defeat of the Lady Cardinals on Thursday evening.

    They improved to 9-0-1, while the Lady Cards slipped to 7-8.

  • Volleyball: Lineup changes don’t slow RHS

    It turns out the Robertson volleyball team doesn’t reserve its focus exclusively for fellow state heavyweights like Sandia Prep, St. Michael’s and Moriarty.

    The Lady Cardinals (11-2, 2-0) can also turn up the heat against lower-tier foes. That they did on Thursday night, sweeping Taos in a District 2-4A contest at Mike Marr Gym.

    “Our focus — each match — is to just take care of business,” said RHS head coach Stacy Fulgenzi. “I tell them we know what we have to do; it doesn’t matter who we are playing.”

  • Go Fish — Oct. 8, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Fishing report, Sept. 26

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was slow.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 25.3 cfs. Fishing on the river was fair using worms, salmon eggs, pheasant tail nymphs and wooly buggers. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using salmon eggs and PowerBait.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

    SUNDAY

    Soccer: NMHU women at Regis, 5 p.m., Denver, Colo.; Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 and 3 p.m., UWC fields, Montezuma.

    MONDAY

    Football: Robertson (B) vs.Moriarty, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium; West Las Vegas (B) vs.Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex; Soccer: Robertson boys (B) and girls (B) at St. Michael’s, 3 p.m., Santa Fe; Volleyball: Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., TBA.

    TUESDAY